poetry clips: Sasha Dugdale 

Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

Sasha Dugdale (England)read for the 2017 John Hewitt Birthday Reading, alongside Stephen Sexton and Vona Groarke.

Sasha is author of five poetry collections: Deformations (2020), Joy (2017), winner of the 2017 Poetry Book Society Winter Choice Award, Red House (2011), The Estate (2007), and Notebook (2003). Sasha won an Eric Gregory Award in 2003, a Cholmondeley Award in 2017, and in 2016 her poem, ‘Joy’, won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. 

From 1995 to 2000, Sasha worked for the British Council in Russia and from 2012 to 2017 served as editor of Modern Poetry in Translation. In 2020, she won an English PEN Translate Award for her translation of a collection of poetry by the Russian poet Maria Stepanova and she has worked both in the UK and America, translating modern Russian plays. Productions include: Bad Roads (Royal Court Theatre, 2017) and The Grain Store (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2009) by Natal'ya Vorozhbit; Playing the Victim (Royal Court and Told By an Idiot, 2003) and Terrorism (Royal Court, 2003) by the Presnyakov Brothers; and Ladybird (Royal Court, 2004), Black Milk (Royal Court, 2003) and Plasticine (Royal Court, 2002) by Vassily Sigarev. 

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Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

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The John Hewitt Society provides opportunities for individuals across Northern Ireland to explore issues of difference and identity through literature and creative writing. 

 Inspired by the ideals and ideas of the poet and political writer John Hewitt, The Society was established in 1987 to promote Hewitt’s ethos of utilising literature and the arts as a medium for tackling prejudice, exclusive concepts of identity, and sectarian hostility.

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